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Desert Sands Unified School District's

Social & Emotional Wellness Resources

Strong social, emotional well-being and resiliency positively impacts students' school performance. Your school counselors, teachers & wellness staff are available for you to feel socially, emotionally, and academically connected with school. This virtual toolkit is designed to assist you in finding the resources needed with your overall well-being in mind. You are important and you are cared for. Please visit often, resources are added frequently.

Need to Talk with Someone? Any staff, student or caring adult can submit a Request for Assistance for a DSUSD Student

DSUSD Updates: Find out about the latest information and communication about the district HERE

Resources related to providing predictability and structure; reinforcement and corrective feedback strategies and how to respond to behaviors.

Social-Emotional Wellness Topics

Additional resources and contact information

Parent & student resources regarding responding to COVID-19.

Recursos para padres durante la pandemia.

For Parent(s)/Caregiver(s) wanting to reach out and request assistance for a DSUSD student. Please follow the above link.

We all experience different levels of mental health throughout our lifetime, but when mental health challenges are persistent and interfere with daily life, such as work or relationships, it’s time to seek additional support. Learn more about recognizing signs and symptoms here.

You are not alone

It’s ok to ask for help – it’s available and a sign of strength

Treatment works

If you discuss your personal struggles/experiences, it’s important to say that you were able to work through tough times because you reached out for help

If you are immediately concerned about yourself or a friend, contact the resources below:

  • If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital;

  • call the Crisis Helpline at 951-686-HELP (4357). The Helpline is the regional 24/7 crisis hotline for Inland Southern California. It is free and confidential, and trained counselors are available to provide support and resources to best help you. Bilingual counselors are available;

  • text Crisis Text Line at 741741;

  • call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255. The phone lines are answered by trained professionals; the call is free and confidential;

  • If you need to be connected to mental health services in Riverside County, call the CARES Line at (800) 499-3008;

  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357): SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

  • California Department of Education: Help for Students in Crisis

Local 24/7 Mental Health Urgent Care:

If you or someone close to you is experiencing troubling thoughts, feelings, or behaviors, and you would like to speak with someone today, call or walk into Riverside Counties’ 24/7 Mental Health Urgent Care location anytime. Someone who has been in your situation and knows how to help will be there to greet you. Whether you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, all services are voluntary.


Riverside County’s 24/7 Mental Health Urgent Care staff includes mental health providers, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals, as well as peer staff with lived experiences. Individuals on staff are fluent in English and Spanish. Other languages can be made available as needed.

Services Include:

Provides 24 hour / 7 days / 365 urgent care mental health screening and assessment services and medications to address the needs of those in crisis in a safe, efficient, trauma-informed, and least-restrictive setting.

Open 24/7. Call or walk-in. No appointments needed.